John Martyn, British singer-songwriter & guitarist, born 11th September 1948 & passed on 29th January 2009. Over 40 years of his career, he released 21 studio albums. An electrifying guitarist & singer, his music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock & blues, Born, Beechcroft Avenue, New Malden, London, England. Began music career at 17yrs old. Key figure to British Folk scene. Received a lifetime achievement award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Appointed an OBE 2009 New York Honours.